Paul McCartney still talks new songs over with John Lennon

Posted on 25 October 2013
By James McAllister
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Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he still talks to his deceased band mate John Lennon during his song writing process and John gives him advice.

Beatle ledends Paul and John forged a close song writing partnership from being teenagers and Paul has admitted that he uses these memories to ‘talk’ to the Imagine singer about where he’s going in a new song.

Macca, who is currently at number 3 in the album chart with new record New, said he recalls old conversations with John from their Fab Four heyday.

The Hey Jude singer said: “If I’m at a point where I go, ‘I’m not sure about this’, I’ll throw it across the room to John.

“He’ll say, ‘you can’t go there, man’. And I’ll say ‘you’re quite right. How about this?’ ‘Yeah, that’s better’.”

Macca has thanked the collaborators on New, but said it is John who remained a constant source of advice and inspiration for him, adding: “We’ll have a conversation, I don’t want to lose that.”

Macca also recently settled old feuds with Lennon’s widowed wife Yoko Ono admitting she was not responsible for the split of the Beatles.

John was shot dead 33 years ago, and his killer Mark Chapman was recently denied parole from his New York City prison.